Lt. Col. Majid Sultan Al Asam revealed that the department was tipped off about a large quantity of the illicit substances being smuggled into the UAE through its territorial waters within the jurisdiction of Sharjah.
Terminal 3 inspection officers seized around 9.6kg of cocaine, which was skillfully concealed in the inner lining of three bags that belonged to a passenger coming from a foreign country.
The case records revealed that the visitor had arrived to Dubai Airport’s terminal 3, and her luggage was scanned just like every other traveller.
If there ever was a danger that upended normal lives, apart from the coronavirus that is, it is drug addiction. It has thrown millions of lives out of gear, the most vulnerable being youngsters. And once the person falls victim to it, it is open season.
Brigadier-General Taher Ghareeb stated that the anti-narcotics team monitored the phenomenon of sending random messages through a social media containing pictures, videos and audio messages to promote drugs and claiming their ability to deliver the drug anywhere in the country.
The Public Prosecution rejected a lawsuit against a suspect who went to the police station to deliver innerwear and personal items to one of the detainees who was convicted in a drug case.
According to Dubai Police, the operation resulted in the arrest of 91 drug dealers operating in coordination with an international drug syndicate overseas and the seizure of 1,342kg of narcotics and psychotropic substances.
Dubbed "66," the proactive operation was professionally carried out by the General Department of Anti-Narcotics, who closely monitored the suspects as they attempted to smuggle the narcotic pills on a refrigerated container containing boxes of lemons and plastic drug containers disguised as lemons.
Maj. Gen. Al Mazrouei pointed out that as soon as the security information were verified, the Anti-Narcotics Department and the General Administration of Customs-Abu Dhabi formed a joint team to monitor and inspect the suspicious shipment.